Horizons is an annual forum for learning about psychedelics in New York City. Its goal is to open a fresh dialogue on their role in medicine, culture, history, spirituality, and creativity. 2013 is its seventh year.
During the 1960s, psychedelics entered worldwide popular culture. Fueled by the wild social dogmas of the era, recreational use become commonplace. Questions about their safety and value for were answered with myths and confusion spread by both their users, proponents, the media and the government.
In recent years, a small group of dedicated researchers and scholars have orchestrated a renaissance in psychedelic research and thought. Horizons brings together the brightest minds and the boldest voices of this movement to share their research, insights, and dreams for the future.
Judson Memorial Church is a national landmark historic building on the south side of Washington Square Park. It has a long history of championing progressive politics, social justice, free speech and the arts.
About Horizons Media, Inc.
Horizons Media, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) educational not-for-profit corporation founded in 2009. Horizons is neither a political nor medical organization and neither offers medical advice, nor endorses any political candidates, parties or positions.
Kevin Balktick is the founder and director of Horizons. He is a Brooklyn-based cultural event producer. He has organized a wide range of events including art exhibitions, warehouse parties, street parades, symposia, outdoor festivals and many things in between, and often all at once. Venues have included the city’s streets, churches, lofts & warehouses, colonial-era fortifications, public parks, ferry docks and boats, museums and libraries.
Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D. is the presentation curator for Horizons. He is a practicing psychologist working to facilitate spiritual maturation in his clients. His first book, Psychedelic Healing: The Promise of Entheogens for Psychotherapy was released in late 2010.
James Vasile, Esq. is the general counsel for Horizons. He currently works with the Software Freedom Law Center, a non-profit, pro bono law firm that strives to preserve liberty and speech in the digital world. James holds a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review and a Stone scholar.